Now that Halloween is over, bring on Christmas! From reindeer to Christmas trees to shining stars, the Christmas season is full of so many common icons seen over and over! Use all these icons to good use and practice some basic counting skills with a fun Christmas I spy printable game!DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links, which come at no cost to you. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here.
I love the Elf on the Shelf season and having the kids wake up and immediately hunt down their elf. Our elf is not naughty, though I know many are, so instead she often brings an activity for the girls to do.
Brielle really got into worksheets last year and loved when our elf, Margo, brought her this secret message printable. She quietly sat and worked on her number and letter skills, then transferring skills and figured out what our elf was trying to share!
This year I know she and her sister be just as a excited to see this Christmas I Spy printable at their seats at breakfast one morning. The concept is simple: count how many objects are in the top area and write that number on the bottom.
UPDATE: I’ve removed my URL from the printable so feel free to print as is without any suspicion!
I did not include the key on the printable (as to discourage cheating) but you can find the totals below if you wanted to “check their work”:
10 – snowman
4 – green presents
3 – red stars
6 – yellow cups
0 – wreaths (tricky!!)
6 – yellow stars
4 – music
6 – hats
5 – red balls
5 – reindeer
5 – holly
5 – trees
13 – snowflakes
9 – candy canes
6 – oven mitts
5 – red presents
This activity is part of my Elf on the Shelf ideas for a 6 year old printable schedule, the 5th annual launch of my Elf on the Shelf ideas which are always popular come December!
Make sure to check out the others in this series that always include hiding places (that are fun for all ages) and more activities that are not always age specific: Elf on the Shelf for a 5 Year Old, 4 Year Old, 3 Year Old and 2 Year Old.
Join in on the fun and tag me on instagram if you complete the sheet and check out #SOTDElfOnTheShelf to see the antics ours gets into!